Thomas F. Rosenbaum
California Institute of Technology
Physicist; Educator; Academic administrator
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Thomas F. Rosenbaum is the ninth president of the California Institute of Technology and Professor of Physics. He is an expert on the quantum mechanical nature of materials, conducting research at Bell Laboratories, IBM Watson Research Center, and the University of Chicago, where he served as Vice President for Research and for Argonne National Laboratory and then provost, before moving to Caltech in 2014. He received his bachelor's degree in physics with honors from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. He serves on the Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, as General Member of the Aspen Center for Physics, on the Board of the Society for Science & the Public, and as a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Los Angeles Program Committee.